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“This is my favorite shot from last year’s MTV #VMAs: Taylor and Kanye hugging. I wanted to see Kanye’s reaction, so to get this shot, I ran around the side of the stage. You can’t even see Taylor’s face, but I love Kanye’s response. It’s all about Kanye’s smile.” - @lbusacca | #GettyEntertainment #Takeover
#📷: Six years after the 2009 VMAs where Kanye West famously interrupted her, Taylor Swift presented Kanye with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV VMAs. | August 30, 2015
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“Miley Cyrus’ performance with Robin Thicke at the 2013 #VMAs is one of those memorable, talked-about performances. For me the moment was capturing her backstage, as she finished. You get the excitement, the sweat… the real spirit of the show and behind-the-scenes look no one else gets to see.” - @lbusacca | #GettyEntertainment #Takeover
#📷: Miley Cyrus backstage at the 2013 MTV #VMAs immediately following her “We Can’t Stop / Blurred Lines” performance with Robin Thicke. | August 25, 2013
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“Fashion has always been unique at this show. Pretty flamboyant, sometimes outrageous, but always something to behold. Here's Rita Ora in a scene-settting dress at the 2013 #VMAs in Brooklyn.”- @lbusacca | #GettyEntertainment #Takeover
#📷: Rita Ora in a long-sleeve, feathered Alexandre Vauthier gown and Louboutin heels on the 2013 MTV #VMAs red carpet. | August 25, 2013
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Join photographer Larry Busacca (@lbusacca) as he takes you back to MTV #VMAs past and straight onto the red carpet and inside the show tonight.
“What am I looking forward to most? The secret performances. I’d tell you, but I’d have to… well, you’ll find out soon enough. Stay tuned for more!” - @lbusacca | #GettyEntertainment #Takeover
#📷: Surprise guest, Taylor Swift, joined Nicki Minaj onstage for her 2015 performance, affectively ending recent “Bad Blood” between the two. | August 30, 2015
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Follow us on Instagram Stories as we go behind the scenes at #EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards to celebrate outstanding photography from 2016. These photos represent some of the top 100 images to be exhibited in Berlin during the festival on Aug. 27th. For more festival details and stunning imagery check out @eyeemphoto
Each week, @GettyReportage highlights the work of others who share our passion for visual storytelling in our #ReportageSpotlight. Here are this week's selections, by (left to right): @villamilvisuals, @aparadisedreamer, @japanlepenos, @frankxbosman, @farnazdamnabi, @ata_ranjbarzeydanlou, @mohammadganjehh, @francescaboccabella and @ccmanners.

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Getty Images News photographer Carl Court (@carl_court) has been working at Getty Images for almost 2 years and has photographed the migrant crisis in Europe, the Pope’s visit to Cuba and the earthquake in Japan earlier this year. Carl arrived in Amatrice yesterday to document the aftermath of the 6.2  magnitude earthquake that struck around the Umbria region of Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The death toll has risen to at least 267 as thousands of rescuers continue to search for survivors. Carl is taking over @GettyImages Instagram today. ------------------------------------------
“As is the nature of the job, with very short notice I found myself on a plane to Italy to cover the latest earthquake to hit the central region of the country. After arriving in Rome I headed to Amatrice - the worst affected town. Coincidentally, I was in almost the same spot 7 years ago covering the tragedy in L’Aquila for the Sydney Morning Herald. This was one of the first sights I encountered. It amazes me how some buildings remain standing, in this case even the windows of the top floor remained while almost everything below collapsed.
People often don’t think of landscape photography as an agent for social change, but that’s exactly what Carleton E. Watkins achieved. President Lincoln, having seen Watkins’ photos, signed the Yosemite Grant bill on June 30, 1864, forbidding any commercial development in the area. Less than a year later, Lincoln was assassinated which means he may have never seen Yosemite if it hadn’t been for these photographs. Without Watkins’ work, there is no telling how long it would have been before Yosemite was fully protected.
[2 of 3] Let’s step inside our archive’s vintage room where we keep our rare and fragile treasures that date back to the inception of photography. In honor of #NPS100, we’re looking at the prints of Carleton E. Watkins, one of the earliest landscape photographers whose work ultimately changed the history U.S. National Parks forever. “Watkins made his first initial trip to Yosemite in 1861 and I think he was just completely blown away by the majesty and the beauty of the environment.” – Matthew Butson, VP of the Getty Images Archive
The Getty Image archive, located in London, is home to about 18 million images going back to the birth of photography. Today we’re taking you into the archives to see a few things on the inside – here for instance you can see a print from the first manned lunar landing mission in 1969. [1 of 3] 
#📷: Oli Scarff | May 13, 2011 | #GettyImages #TBT |
“I knew Zheng, the captain of a fishing vessel, through a friend who owns a seafood restaurant in Pingtung where the local fishermen would usually dine after work. He has been a fisherman for over 60 years after following his father’s footsteps, while his son works as a fish trader. In the photo, Zheng prepares to set sail to Itu Aba, which Taiwan calls Taiping Island, as part of a group of fishermen protesting against The Hague's tribunal court ruling on the South China Sea. He didn’t care if the court ruled Taiping as a rock or island but feels that it still belongs to Taiwan and the decision shouldn’t be based on a foreign court ruling. He, like other locals, has concerns about the increasing number of foreign fishermen going into the region.” – @billyhckwok | July 19, 2016 | #GettyImagesNews #Photojournalism